Emirates and United Activate Codeshare Partnership

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Emirates and United Airlines have activated their codeshare partnership, allowing Emirates customers to enjoy easier access to an expanded choice of U.S. destinations.

Starting today, Emirates customers will be able to fly to three of the nation’s biggest business hubs – Chicago, Houston or San Francisco – and connect easily to an expansive network of domestic U.S. points on flights operated by United.

With the launch of the partnership, Emirates customers heading to the U.S., can now look forward to access to more than 150 U.S. cities in the United network, via the three gateways.

Similarly, Emirates customers in the U.S. planning trips to Dubai and beyond have a myriad of choices and can utilise United’s services to easily connect to Emirates operated flights bound for Dubai, via Chicago, Houston or San Francisco.

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“We are extremely delighted to activate this historic partnership with United and significantly expand our footprint in the U.S. United’s vast network across the Americas will help us to offer more choice to our customer base from across the globe, and meet demand from across segments including the leisure, VFR, corporate travellers and students who can now connect seamlessly to and from a broader network of more than 150 domestic points”, Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Chief Commercial Officer commented.

Emirates currently offers services between its hub in Dubai and 12 U.S. cities, as well as five points across Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina.

More opportunities, more rewards

Under the agreement, Emirates Skywards members can earn miles on flights while traveling across United Airlines’ international and domestic network.

The partnership will also enable MileagePlus members to earn miles on select flights in the Emirates network when travelling from Newark to Dubai on United Airlines and onwards to select destinations operated by Emirates.

Emirates’ network of 17 points across the Americas includes U.S. destinations Boston Logan International Airport, New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Los Angeles International Airport, Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, Washington D.C.’s Dulles International Airport, Seattle Tacoma Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, Orlando International Airport, Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, San Francisco International Airport, Miami International Airport and Orlando International Airport. Emirates also flies to Mexico City, Toronto, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires.

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